Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast) Episode 444: Becca Jordan
My guest this week on Voices in my Head is singer and songwriter, Becca Jordan. Her new album, Becoming Ordinary, Debuted last month to great acclaim and she’s here to speak with me about it this week.
—Rick Lee James
Becca Jordan In Her Own Words:
I'm a wandering songbird. I earned my B.A. in Communications from University in Alabama-Huntsville. It was during college doing all that writing that I started dabbling in songwriting. I recorded my first EP, Love Shows Up, in 2012 with Robbie Seay producing.
I moved to Nashville in 2015, worked at a non-profit, started singing in church and absorbing the creative community through concerts and coffee dates with fellow creatives. I traveled to L’Abri in England in the fall of 2016, where I soaked up the reality that the Lord is Lord over all things, stuff like cooking and washing dishes, not just mysterious creative processes like songwriting. I came back to Nashville to plant some roots and started working with the elderly. (Not on purpose, really, but because God has a sense of humor. I needed to learn some things I could only learn with them.) So I spent four years learning and observing the goodness of God in what felt like a quiet corner with folks that taught me what it meant to place my whole life before God as an offering. This is what my record, Becoming Ordinary, is about— leaving behind all the illusions of what I thought my life would be, and picking up what it is— mundane, sometimes deeply lonely, sometimes fraught with joy, and mostly just very ordinary— and giving it to God.